Conference 2017

‘Both pastoral and practical: religious archives in contemporary society’

The annual conference will take place from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 May 2017 at Brunel Manor, Torquay.

The theme of the 2017 conference is remembering the ongoing pastoral function of archives as tools for mission and ministry, whilst ensuring that archives comply with statutory obligations under canon and secular law.

The speakers include:

  • ‘Pastoral Functions of archives’, Professor Maurice Whitehead, Schwarzenbach Research Fellow, Archives of the Venerable English College in Rome
  • ‘Archives as Pastoral Tools’, Philip Thornborow or colleague, The Methodist Church of Britain
  • ‘The Jay Enquiry’, Justine Rainbow, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
  • ‘Perspectives on pastoral and compliance issues for archives’, Jim Ranahan, registered archivist

The afternoon trip on Tuesday will be to Torre Abbey in Torbay, and will include a talk by former curator Dr Michael Rhodes. Founded in 1196, Torre Abbey was first a medieval monastery. It is now a museum, art gallery and Ancient Scheduled Monument. There is a coffee shop for delegates to purchase their own refreshments.

The cost of the conference is as follows:

Residential delegate

  • CAS member £150
  • Non-member £160

Day delegate on Monday/Wednesday (the evening meal on Monday will cost extra)

  • CAS member £20
  • Non-member £22

Day delegate on Tuesday, including afternoon trip

  • CAS member £28
  • Non-member £30

Full programme and booking form will appear shortly.